looking ahead to 2019...
2018 has been one long roller-coaster for the UK economy and business in general. As we approach the end of the year there is continued uncertainty around Brexit and our future trading relationship with our European neighbours. Despite this, here at GfA we’ve had a record year of sales, been fortunate to welcome several new members of staff and consolidated relationships with our key suppliers. All of this puts us in a strong position to face 2019 with a good degree of optimism.
Whilst many readers may be tired of hearing news reports speculating on how, or even if, Britain will leave the EU, we can’t afford to ignore the potential impact of Brexit. Here at GfA we have been in detailed discussions with GfA in Germany and other strategic suppliers over many months to ensure continuity of supply should the worst happen and goods coming into the UK are held up at the ports. We will be in contact in January with further updates as we lead up to the March 2019 deadline.
Next year is an exciting one for GfA. Our plans for 2019 include a move to a new, purpose-built factory which will allow us to offer improved training facilities for customers, a fantastic working environment for our staff and the ability to accommodate a much larger stock holding of completed motors and components. This move is further evidence of the commitment to GfA UK from our shareholders in Germany and provides a great deal of security for the company and our customers.